ITT: Positive male role-models in modern cartoons
you could have picked a much better example, given that the show frames him as very much 'in his place' as a neutered loser. like, as if that's the reason he's likeable..
here I've got a better one
>Son has to fight gem monsters
>Didn't get /fit/ af and dec/k/ed out to help his son and rub it in the face of space lesbian rocks
He'd be perfect if he did that.
Here what I came up with by limiting myself to new IPs that came up in the last 5 years. So this doesn't count superheros, animals, reboots.
Steven Universe - Titular character who does nothing but care for other people and life as a whole. While he can be an idiot cause hes a kid,
Gravity Falls - Intelligent and determined young man unravels mysteries with his sister and enjoys research and accumulating knowledge. Winds up exposing monsters, a cult, among other hidden horrors.
Adventure Time - Righteous Young kid looking to defend others with his older pal and responsible father and husband
Generator Rex - Stouthearted teenager looking to aid an ailing and dilapidated world, while simultaneously challenging a corrupt authority.
If you count Superheros and old IPs, that number dramatically increases
>first human to ever impregnate a nigh-immortal alien with a hybrid savior-child
What left is there to accomplish at that point? You're already basically the single most important human to ever live. I'd let myself go too.
wouldn't trust this nigga to pull the pizza out an oven
Dad of the year every year right here
>this doesn't count superheros
>too alpha to apologize
>capable of getting Harry to man up
I'm not even being ironic in a "HAHA DID NOTHING WRONG AMIRITE" sense, he's the opposite of everything I am and I want to be like him.
Y'know, generally the "WON'T SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN" people really irritate me, and the censoring of children's media if often really inane and ridiculous, but sometimes TCW genuinely concerns me.
I mean, yeah, there's all the really graphic violence and death, but I'm confident that kids can handle that. But what really concerns me is Anakin as a protagonist. Cause like, it makes sense to us, as people familiar with the movies and Anakin's stories, but there are a ton of kids out there who's primary or even ONLY exposure to Star Wars is TCW, and to them, Anakin is just the good guy, with no idea that he's supposed to be slowly descending to evil and not a role model. To them Anakin is just the hero and someone to look up to and emulate. I think he could genuinely be a really bad influence on kids watching the show.
>show frames him as very much 'in his place' as a neutered loser.
Wow. You just made that up.
He only looks like a loser in his first episode because the Crystal Gems think he is and he lives out of his van. But he's really a great dad who has a successful business and supports his son financially and emotionally.
if he wasnt your dad you had a ruined childhood.
To be fair, his worst moments are things that either make his friends uncomfortable or they're things that he goes out of his way to keep secret. Season 1 Anakin is pretty straight "bold space hero" but beginning in season 2 the show makes it clear that Anakin has genuine anger problems and that a lot of what he does isn't meant to be admirable. Whole episodes are devoted to the idea that he goes too far.
Hell, they even had an arc exploring the fact that Anakin and Padme's relationship is unsustainable because of his controlling, obsessive personality.
>To be fair, his worst moments are things that either make his friends uncomfortable
Are we watching the same show? Ahsoka almost always goes along with Anakin's extreme methods, and otherwise the worse he gets is a mild eye roll and slap on the wrist from Obi-Wan. Outside of that they only really express concern for his general well being from the anger, not how extreme he is.
>Hell, they even had an arc exploring the fact that Anakin and Padme's relationship is unsustainable because of his controlling, obsessive personality.
The point of the arc was more the inherent distrust between them created by the secrecy of everything, not necessarily Anakin's obsessiveness and need to control everything, though that certainly played a part in it.
>lives in a van down by the ocean
>dropped his promising career in music for a fatass alien woman
The only thing that he does right is support his son and the only way he does that is by practically doing nothing to raise the kid since he's a magical girl and passing the buck to the crystal gems.
He did all the raising from birth until about 8 or so. And he's still around and helps out with what the CG can't. Which is anything human related along with the best understanding of what Rose was like.
Who would be stupid enough to turn down prime alien pussy just to ride around in a van with a jackass manager to pursue a most likely failed music career?
Clearly intelligent and academic. Caring, well spoken, funny and sentimental.
Survived through the apocalypse using his wits and gave up his own sanity so that a little girl who wasn't even his daughter could have a future in an uncertain world.
What he became only stands to remind us of all the great things he was.
He starts off as a bad guy, but it's his transformation into a hero that makes him a great role model.
He struggles with his darker nature but so does everyone, that itself is a good lesson. He's not a goody-two-shoes who could not be evil even if he tried. He shows kids the difference between right and wrong by discovering it for himself.
Zuko's arc is one of learning humility, understanding others, and the value of peace. Even with everything except his Uncle going against him, Zuko saw through the lies of his nation and helped bring balance back to the world.
>he'd be perfect if he was a generic wish fulfillment outlet for overcompensating boys instead of an example of how he can do his part in his son's life by his actual merits and not some farcical delusion of what a man should be
Lars is just a normal Fucking teen dealing with everyone's shit and having to accept no matter how many times he's right, he'll always be the asshole because everyone in Beach City is riding Stevens dick. Lars=Squidward
He genuinely is an asshole though. He thinks he's better than everyone except the cool kids and forces Sadie to do all the work at The Big Donut. And Spongebob is 1000 times more annoying than Steven. Steven's just a kid trying to be friendly to him.
sadly, there's only one positive male role-model
>buh he saev da wor xDD
trying to hard here kid.
He just used his kid to be comfy , Steven was basically his personal butler.
Bet you think Nicolle W. is also an excelent mother figure.
>doesn't want to raise a kid
I was about to say this was outdated and reminisce on when SU was new until I noticed the post date.
God damn man we knew he raised Steven as a baby on his own for a while.
Oh, who lives in van down in Beach City?
He runs a car wash and lounges by the sea!
If you like your aliens loving and thick...
Then drop your career and follow your dick!
Kills alien invaders with his dick
Truly the hero this world needs
Fuck no. The show needs Greg for grounding. Turning him into an action hero completely destroys that.
The moment Connie picked up a sword that went out the fucking window.
Greg's always the character to say; [Steven] this is dangerous and I'm not sure I'm comfortable that this is happening.
Greg's only fault is that he didn't become a rock star.
If the requirement for not being a "neutered loser" is realizing your teenage fantasies than hardly anyone in the world is anything but.
I'm not sure if people are just deluding themselves because they don't want to admit to liking a fat character, or if America just has a seriously warped view of what fat is due to everyone being fat. You can be fat without being a landwhale with a waist wider than your tits and hips. Proportionally, Rose is fat. She has big tits and hips but also a wide waist and fat face and arms.